Second District Representative, Melvin ‘Mitch’ Turnbull said work on the brand new Enis Adams Primary School is scheduled to be completed for the 2019 academic year.
The school’s infrastructure was compromised by two category 5 hurricanes last September.
“The project is underway [and] the plan is to have the school ready for the 2019 school year,” Turnbull told BVI News yesterday.
Turnbull said the old school structure has been demolished and proposed plans are being fine-tuned with input from stakeholders of the educational facility.
“The previous structure was one floor, this one in the proposed plan will be two floors with extra classrooms,” he said.
He said based on the plan, there will be a total of seven classrooms with two washrooms, laboratories, as well as a classroom for children with autism and special needs.
Rooms that will be used for lecture purposes, an auditorium, play space, and a meeting hall is also included in the plan.
“It is a dramatic change,” Turnbull said.
Kudos to Haycraft
The Second District Representative said he does not know the overall cost to build the new educational facility.
However, he sang praises of founder and former majority owner of Road Town Wholesale Peter Haycraft, who donated $1 million towards the rebuilding of the educational facility.
“To me, it is a generous outpouring of generosity from the Haycraft family. I am eternally grateful to them for the pledge.”
Turnbull said the former one-story school structure was built more than 30 years ago.
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